Associate Professor Jim Dollman
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Health Sciences|
|School/Unit:||School of Health Sciences|
|Campus:||City East Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 21413|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/James.Dollman|
Ms Nicole Lewis, Project Manager: 8302 2094
I have been a lecturer in the University of South Australia since 1993, and senior lecturer since 2008. I teach in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Studies.)
I am currently co-leader of the Exercise for Health and Human Performance research group at the University of South Australia.
I have extensive experience in the area of physical activity measurement, using both objective measures, including pedometers and accelerometers, and self-report techniques. I have published widely on sociodemographic influences on physical activity behaviours. Through a current Heart Foundation fellowship I am studying personal, social and environmental influences on responses by rural adults to physical activity promotion. I have conducted extensive research into trends and patterns of distribution of physical activity and health-related fitness, with a particular emphasis on the impact of socioeconomic status. I have coordinated four State-wide surveys and two national surveys of children’s physical activity. From these studies I have published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. I have supervised 6 PhD students and 13 Honours students as either principal or co-supervisor, on topics that include: physical activity interventions in schools; evaluation of adult physical activity interventions; development of physical activity measurement tools; socioeconomic status and health behaviours among children; and the impact of prolonged drought and economic hardship on the health of rural Australians.
- My teaching interests focus on exercise and sport physiology.
- I am currently course coordinator for HLTH 2005, Exercise Physiology 2.
|HLTH 2005||Exercise Physiology 2|
Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN).
North American Society Pediatric Exercise Research
International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
BSc (Adelaide University)
DipEd (Adelaide University)
MSc (Flinders University)
PhD (University of South Australia)
- Trends in children's fitness, physical activity and body composition
- Sociodemographic distributions of children's fitness, physical activity and body composition
- The use of pedometers to promote walking in rural adults
- Physical activity promotion among cancer survivors
- The following are current, funded research projects:
- Olds T, Norton T, Dollman J, Esterman A. (2010-2012) Testing the activitystat hypothesis, NHMRC, $580,000
- Dollman J. (2012-2014) An innovative approach to improving physical activity promotion in an at-risk population. South Australian Cardiovascular Research Development (SACVRD) Fellowship, $450,000
- Blunden S, Olds T, Dollman J, Maher C, Petkov J, Herriot M. (2010-2012) A randomised controlled trial assessing the effects of a school-based sleep intervention in Year 6 and 7 students, ARC Linkage, $126,700
- Dollman, Parfitt et al (2012-2013) Supporting rural cancer survivors with an on-line physical activity and dietary behaviour resource, Cancer Australia Supporting People with Cancer Initiatives grant, $75,000
- Dollman J, Olds T, Somenahalli S, Ridley K. (2012) Exploring reasons for declining physical activity among adolescent females Phase Two, Channel 7 Research Foundation, $56,000
- Timperio A, Cleland V Crawford D , Dollman J. ‘Critical windows: understanding changes in eating and physical activity over the transition from late adolescence to young adulthood’, ARC Discovery Project 2013 DP 130101078, $325,343
- Maher, Crettenden, Dollman, Evans, Thiessen. ‘Step up – a pedometer based physical activity self-management program for adolescents with physical disability’, Channel 7 Research Foundation 2013, $70,000.
Last 3 years
Peters J, Dollman J, Petkov J, Sinn N (in press) General nutrition knowledge as a mediator of parental influences on the diets of 2-5 year old children: Systematic review results and research report, Public Health Nutrition
Maher C, Olds T, Eisenmann J, Dollman J (in press) Screen time is more strongly associated than physical activity with overweight in young Australians, Acta Paediatrica
Gomersall S, Maher C, Norton K, Dollman J, Tomkinson G, Esterman A, English C, Lewis N, Olds T. (in press) Testing the activitystat hypothesis: a randomised controlled trial protocol, BMC Public Health
Stanley R., Boshoff K. & Dollman J. (in press) A qualitative exploration of the “critical window”: factors affecting Australian children’s after school physical activity, Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Stanley R., Ridley K. & Dollman J. (in press). Correlates of time-specific physical activity: a review of the literature, International Journal for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Zarnowiecki D., Sinn N., Petkov J. & Dollman J. (in press). Parental nutrition knowledge and attitudes as predictors of 5-6 year-old children's healthy food knowledge, Public Health Nutrition.
Stanley R, Boshoff K & Dollman J. (2012). Voices in the playground: A qualitative exploration of the barriers and facilitators of lunchtime play, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(1): 44-51.
Dollman J., Maher C., Olds T. & Ridley K. (2012). Physical activity and screen time behaviour in metropolitan, regional and rural adolescents: a cross-sectional study of Australians aged 9-16 years. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 15(1): 32-7.
Zarnowiecki D., Dollman J. & Sinn N. (2011). A tool for assessing healthy food knowledge in 5-6-year-old Australian children. Public Health Nutrition, 14 (7): 1177-1183.
Lubans D, Hesketh K, Cliff D, Barnett L, Salmon J, Dollman J, Morgan P & Hills A. (2011). A systematic review of the validity and reliability of sedentary behaviour measures used with children and adolescents. Obesity Reviews, 12 (10) , pp. 781-799.
Norton L., Norton K., Lewis N. & Dollman J. (2011). A comparison of two short-term intensive physical activity interventions: Methodological considerations. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, art. no. 133.
Wilson A.M., Magarey A.M., Dollman J. & Mastersson N. (2010). The challenges of quantitative evaluation of a multi-setting, multi-strategy community-based childhood obesity prevention programme: lessons learnt from the Eat Well Be Active Community Programs in South Australia. Public Health Nutrition, 13(8):1262-70.
Dollman J. & Lewis N. (2010). The impact of socioeconomic position on sport participation among South Australian youth. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(3):318-22.
Dollman J., Olds T., Esterman A. & Kupke T. (2010). Pedometer step guidelines in relation to weight status among 5-16 year old Australians. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22(2):288-300
Olds T.S., Blunden S., Dollman J. & Maher C. (2010). Day type and the relationship between weight status and sleep duration in children and adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34:165-71.
Olds T., Ridley K., Dollman J. & Maher C. (2010). The validity of a computerized use of time recall, the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22(1):34-43
Wilson A., Dollman J., Lushington K. & Olds T. (2010). Reliability of the 5 min. Psychomotor Vigilance Task in a primary school classroom setting. Behavior Research Methods, 42(3):754-8.
Dollman J. (2010) Changing associations of Australian parents' physical activity with their children's sport participation: 1985 to 2004. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(6):578-82.
I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:
Discipline: Physical Education, Sports Science, Human Movement
- Children's health-related fitness and physical activity
- Trends in childhood obesity
- Physical activity promotion
- Walking interventions
|Type of Organisation:||Professional organisation|
|Level of involvement:||Academic Advisor|
|Comments:||PANORAMA is a network of academics with expertise in nutrition and physical activity, led by Flinders University and funded by SA Health, that advises The Government of South Australian issues associated with obesity and overweight in the population.|
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